Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will replace Coquitlam's Boulevard Casino

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      Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Boulevard) is set to replace Coquitlam’s Boulevard Casino by December. According to a news release from the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, which will retain ownership of Canada’s first Hard Rock Casino, the luxury complex will include entertainment facilities, dining options, and an expanded casino.

      “This new multimillion dollar renovation and rebranding will create an iconic entertainment environment offering, ‘everything you go out for,’” Howard Blank, who is vice president of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, stated. “We look forward to presenting the very best of gaming, music, fun and dining at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver; everyone will be treated like a rock star, whether you are 19 or 99.”

      “Hard Rock Casino is one of the most globally recognized entertainment brands in the world,” Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas chief operating officer Jody Lake added. “The expansion of the Hard Rock into the Vancouver area is an important milestone for us.”

      The casino will span 80,000 square feet and include 950 slot machines, a VIP high-limit salon, and tables for blackjack, roulette, pai gow, poker, baccarat, and craps.

      The venue will also house a 1,000-seat theatre dedicated to music and comedy performances. A second entertainment area will feature live music and DJs. Seven dining spots, including three bar-lounges, will be included. 

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      11 Comments

      WTF?

      Jul 3, 2013 at 4:53pm

      This yet another example of Corporate Welfare by the Lying Fiberals.

      If the Province kept 100% of the Gaming Revenues instead of 'Sharing' it with a select few handful of Corporations (note no-one else can open a competing service) should run (most Casinos are already Unionized) and keep 100% of the profits.

      Further the Province pays for a significant part of Maintenance and Construction at the Casinos even though Private for Profit Corporations get to keep a big chunk of change like 40%+.

      If the Province kept 100% of the Gaming Revenues 1.5 Billion extra a year would remain in BC to pay for Health Care and Education.

      Instead $1.5 Billion is given away to a Cartel of select Corporations instead of British Columbians.

      Source...

      How B.C. Lotteries came to pay $400 million to casinos
      All 17 of the province's casinos have received payments to recoup some of their capital costs
      Pete McMartin, Vancouver Sun
      Published: Friday, January 07, 2011

      Since 1997, the B.C. Lottery Corporation has paid out more than $400 million in gambling revenues to B.C. casino operators so that they can recoup their capital costs.

      Yup we have been screwed yet again.

      Ralphie

      Jul 4, 2013 at 7:28am

      Enjoy this experience. Congrats GCC

      AKG

      Jul 4, 2013 at 8:48am

      Awesome. If the other Hard Rocks I've seen are any indication, this place will be filled with drunken idiots non-stop. The poker room should be a guaranteed profit!

      the gambler

      Jul 4, 2013 at 8:00pm

      i want to open a casino to and make money the easy way.i have backers to fund the money as they want to get rich also like the other corporations.why descriminate?

      the Corporate Funded Political Party

      Jul 5, 2013 at 9:06am

      @ the gambler funny how the Liberals and Conservatives are for Open Markets except for things like...

      $ Casino's where Profits are Guaranteed for a Select small Cartel,

      $ Private Power Companies with Guaranteed Profits via Above Market Rate Contracts that BC Hydro must pay them on the backs of British Colombians,

      $ $565 Million for a Leaky Tarp Roof type Contracts to a select few,

      $ Billions for the Owe-lympics

      etc etc,

      I guess your just not their 'Friend'.

      Female rocker

      Jul 5, 2013 at 4:52pm

      I'm so excited and look forward to good music and great food, and iconic
      Memorabilia ,,,,please bring in the black crowes

      guest

      Jul 15, 2013 at 10:33pm

      Sounds good. Heard that the manager of Star Light poker room was transferred to Boulevard. Since then the poker room becomes dead as Star light poker room. Poor management.

      Joyce Dutrisac

      Jul 25, 2013 at 7:19pm

      So freaken excited I can't wait!!!! Wahoo will be celebrating at XMAS

      GrindDown Vancouver Magazine

      Aug 13, 2013 at 8:24pm

      This is so exciting!
      Well done Vancouver for Bringing the Hard Rock to the City. Let's change the Rep of "No Fun City" to "Hard Rock City " instead! Has a much better and more future positive ring to it!
      Great times ahead!

      A regular

      Sep 4, 2013 at 5:23pm

      I like the new lounge.BUT, The new washrooms are terrible.
      If you have claustrophobia, you won't be using those dark toilet stalls.Doors to the ceiling and no lights.It should be nice and bright!!